Conversation: 838-011Prev: 838-010 Next: 838-012
Start Date: 11-Jan-1973 9:04 AM
End Date: 11-Jan-1973 9:42 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kennedy, Richard T. (Col.); Brennan, Peter J.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
On January 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Col. Richard T. Kennedy, and Peter J. Brennan met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:04 am to 9:42 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 838-011 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 838-11 Date: January 11, 1973 Time: Between 9:04 am - 9:42 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Col. Richard T. Kennedy at 9:04 am. Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Protocols -William H. Sullivan -Le Duc Tho -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Nguyen Van Thieu -Agreement with Hanoi -Thieu The President talked with Peter JOHN Brennan between 9:08 and 9:09 am. [See Conversation No. 35-128] Vietnam negotiations -Presidential announcement schedule -Haig -Thieu -Haig's role -President's inauguration -Thieu -Kissinger -Thieu -Timing -North Vietnamese position -Briefings -Spiro T. Agnew call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Haig -Kissinger's cable -President's instructions -8- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-09) Conversation No. 838-11 (cont’d) -Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Secretary of Defense -Security Concerns -Haig -Abrams -Details of agreement -Haig -Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -Abrams -Haig -William P. Rogers -Sullivan -Shanghai Communique -Moscow Summit -Rogers's call -Kissinger -Content -Agnew -Possible purpose of visit -Haldeman -Security concerns -Rogers's staff -Laird -Rogers -Response of Col. Kennedy to inquiries -Rogers's position -Kissinger -Press reaction -Washington Star -Murrey Marder -Haig -Trip to Saigon -Bombing -Lyndon B. Johnson -Alternatives -Public relations problem -Bombing halt -"Protective reaction" -9- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-09) Conversation No. 838-11 (cont’d) -Laird -Haig's arrival in Saigon -Thieu -Bui Diem -Tran Van Do -Rogers -Thieu -Kissinger -Signing of agreement -Schedule -Financial assistance to North Vietnam -Legislative leaders -Calls to inform of developments -Kissinger -Haig to Saigon to inform Thieu -Bombing in North Vietnam -Wording -US goals -Cease-fire -Prisoners of War [POWs] -South Vietnamese self-determination -Kissinger -Congressional pressure for consultation -Calls to leaders -Read statements -Schedule -Timing of announcement about bombing halt -Kissinger phone calls -Timing -Ronald L. Ziegler announcement -Content -Calls to Congressional leaders -Schedule -Kissinger -Amount of information -List of foreign heads of state -Pierre E. Trudeau -Kakuei Tanaka -Alaf Palme -10- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-09) Conversation No. 838-11 (cont’d) -Edward R. G. Heath -Georges J. R. Pompidou -Maurice Schumann -State Department -Trudeau -Foreign ambassadors -Kissinger -Marc Cadieux -U. Alexis Johnson -Rogers -Australian ambassador -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -President's visit to Canada -Trudeau -Giulio Andreotti -Heath -Mitchell Sharpe -Tanaka -Marshall Green -Lyndon B. Johnson -Heath -Courage -Golda Meir -Relationship with US -Aid from US -Golan Heights -Austrians -South Vietnamese -Historical view of US Vietnam policy -Peter J. Brennan -Kissinger -North Vietnamese -Thieu The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:09 and 9:42 am. [Conversation No. 838-11] -11- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-09) Conversation No. 838-11 (cont’d) Vietnam negotiations -Thieu -Cease-fire -Political implications -US Senate resolution -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Thieu Kennedy left at 9:42 am.